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NASCAR schedule, weather outlook for Kansas Speedway

PrintBy AMANDA VINCENT

Playoffs continue for both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and the NASCAR Xfinity Series this weekend at Kansas Speedway near Kansas City. The Kansas weekend is, actually, a tripleheader race weekend, with the ARCA Racing Series taking to the track for a Friday night race.

Saturday’s Kansas Lottery 300 will be the second round of the second round, or round of 8, of the Xfinity Series playoffs. The race is scheduled for a 200-lap distance, comprised of two 45-lap stages and a 110-lap third and final stage.

Meanwhile Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 will be the elimination race of the second round, or round of 12, in the Cup Series playoffs. Four drivers will be eliminated after the race. Martin Truex Jr. and Brad Keselowski already have secured berths in the next round, courtesy of wins in the first two races of the round.

The Hollywood Casino 400, a 267-lap race, will be divided into stages of 80, 80 and 107 laps.

Here’s a look at the weekend schedule of NASCAR activity for Kansas Speedway (courtesy of NASCAR.com):

All times ET

FRIDAY
1-2:25 p.m. — Cup Series practice (NBCSN)
2:30-3:25 p.m. — Xfinity Series practice
5-5:55 p.m. — Xfinity Series final practice (NBCSN)
6:15 p.m. — Cup Series qualifying (NBCSN)

SATURDAY
11:11:50 a.m. — Cup Series practice
12:05 p.m. — Xfinity Series qualifying (NBCSN)
1:30-2:20 p.m. — Cup Series final practice (NBCSN)
3 p.m. — Xfinity Series race (NBC)

SUNDAY
3 p.m. — Cup Series race (NBCSN)

WEATHER (courtesy of Accuweather.com):

A Saturday afternoon thunderstorm is expected in Kansas City, making for a 77 percent chance of rain in the forecast for that day, but otherwise, daytime rain chances are pretty slim, staying in the single digits.  There is a 55 percent chance of rain Friday night, though.

Meanwhile, daytime temperatures are expected to cool thoughout the weekend, beginning at 78 degrees Friday. A high of 75 degrees is predicted for Saturday, with the temperature getting up to only 66 degrees Sunday.  Overnight low temperatures are expected to range from the mid-60s Friday night to the upper-40s Sunday night. A Saturday-night low in the mid-50s is in the forecast.

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